Hull blind veteran taking on skydive to fundraise for charity that gave her confidence back

A blind veteran from Hull will be taking on a skydive this Saturday 17 February to raise funds and awareness for a charity she credits with giving her confidence back after sight loss.

Kay Godfrey, 59-years-old and from Bransholme, will be taking on the jump from 10,000 feet in support of Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

She says:

“Just over a year ago I very suddenly lost basically all of my sight. In a period of two months I went from seeing normally to having just a tiny amount of light perception.

“Suddenly I wasn’t able to eat my food, and I couldn’t walk anywhere. Even just going up and down the garden I would fall over. I was working as a teacher and I could no longer drive to work.

“I was in a really dark place. But luckily Blind Veterans UK were there for me. I honestly don’t know what would have happened to me without them.

“They helped me get out and about, and gave me the confidence to get my life back. They made me realise that there was a life after sight loss.

“Blind Veterans UK have given me devices for the kitchen which mean I can still cook. Scales that talk to me and a smart speaker which can read a recipe out in steps.

“The charity has helped me so much that I wanted to do something to give back to them. So to anybody reading this, please consider donating to my JustGiving page, and know that your generosity will go a long way to supporting the life changing work the charity does.”

If you would like to support Kay in raising funds for Blind Veterans UK, please visit her JustGiving page:

Kay joined the Royal Navy in 1983 and served with the Special Boat Service, the Navy’s version of the SAS, aboard HMS Nelson. She then went on to work with nuclear submarines in Scotland, before retiring from the military in 1989.

Blind Veterans UK supports thousands of blind veterans across the country, but knows there are many thousands more who still need its support to rebuild their lives after sight loss.

If you, or someone you know, served in the Armed Forces, including National Service, and are now struggling with sight loss, then please get in touch. Call 0800 389 7979 or visit:

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